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More on the Century of Light

I have been predicting that harnessing the characteristics of photons and light energy is going to be the source of many of the most significant innovations we will see in this century. More support for this observation comes from an article at kurzweilai.net, that discusses how light might replace electrons to create faster, smaller and [...]

The Century of Light, Continued

Our ability to harness light energy to control mechanical systems and employ it in many other useful ways continues to grow. I have written how the 21st century will be the century of light. Optogenetics is one of the emerging fields that will have a significant impact in putting the power of light to work. [...]

Structured Light

I have been writing for some time about the technological advances that are being made allowing us to harness the characteristics of light for a multitude of new uses. I’ve even described the 21st Century as being the Century of Light, because of the new discoveries that are being made and the potential those discoveries [...]

Heart Defibrillation Using Light

Many recent technological advances in medicine and in other areas have been achieved by harnessing light in some manner. I have written on a number of occasions how I believe that this century’s innovations will be driven by finding new ways to control and apply light energy. The most recent news on this front comes [...]

Powered by Light

My prediction that this century is going to be powered by light gets more credence with today’s big story in Wired magazine about Magic Leap. The webs are a-buzz with takes on the Wired article. If you don’t know, Magic Leap is a company that is working on delivering MR – “Mixed Reality”. Their technology [...]

What Will Drive the 21st Century?

I have written on a number of occasions about Optogenetics and its promise for medicine. Here is another story, via Medgadget, that reports on advances in the field. In summary, scientists were able to use optogenetic techniques – which allows light to stimulate specific brain neurons – to induce REM sleep in mice. How might these advances [...]

Future Medical Devices

I’ve touted our current century as being the century of light . The latest evidence for this prediction comes from kurzwilai.net in a story about optoelectronic microprocessors. Using light to transmit data requires a lot less energy than using electricity. The reduced power requirements make optoelectronic chips an attractive field for applied research. Researchers at a [...]

The Future of Sensing Technology

Implantable biosensors are the future of sensing technology.  Not only will they be implantable, but they will be able to be placed in the body in a minimally invasive manner via injection. The Profusa company will be introducing an injectable oxygen sensor. One key to the technology is that it is built within a hydrogel scaffold. The [...]

The Next Big Thing

I have been writing quite often recently about how medical research is focusing more and more on the brain. There is yet another story that highlights this trend. But there is another, more intriguing aspect to the story that portends a different impact. Via MedGadget, we learn that the company, NeuroVigil, has partnered with the American [...]